Subsequently, we settled in Montreal, Canada. At first, we only planned stay here one or two years max. Obviously our attachment to the city, its atmosphere and the many people we’ve met finally led us to settle here. Although we chose to formally establish our practice in Montreal we wanted to maintain links with France.
We didn’t decide to establish our practice in Montreal for a particular reason. It happened naturally. We first moved here for the challenge. One of the biggest challenges we encountered setting up our firm in Montréal was that we started up our business not long after moving in, without any professional network (which is very precious). We really started from scratch.
While Antonio was doing his diploma equivalency for having the right to practice, he succeeded in developing a professional network. The main idea was to meet potential clients. Then it organically began to grow with our new projects and clients.